Category Archives: Drug Cartels

Another Drug Kingpin Hits the Dust

The Associated Press reported today in the New York Times that the brother of drug cartel leaders Miguel Angel and Oscar Omar Trevino Morales is headed for a 20 year prison sentence. Jose Trevino Morales was convicted in Texas of … Continue reading

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Seguridad en la Frontera: ¿Habrá sido real la balacera que mato a 40 en la Frontera de México?

Por Lee Maril (Traducido por Juan F. López) Parece ser que solamente en la imaginación de los políticos en Washington es donde la violencia por el tráfico de drogas termina en la frontera de México. Un ejemplo: reporteros mexicanos, por … Continue reading

Posted in Drug Cartels, En Espanol (Spanish Translations)

Was Reynosa Massacre Real?

According to the McAllen Monitor as reported by Ildefonso Ortiz on 3/11/13, “Fear and panic filled the streets of Reynosa on Sunday night as rival gunmen battled during a three-hour firefight that saw automatic weapons and grenades used.” According to … Continue reading

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Mexican Bad Guys Go to B-School

The testimony in Brownsville, Texas, of former Gulf cartel tsar Rafael Cardenas Vela outlined the business practices and plans of a very successful regional Mexican drug operation.  Mr. Vela’s testimony a few weeks ago at his trial on a variety … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs, the Battle of Verdun, and Prescription Drugs

To quote novelist Jonathan Safran Foer, the campaign rhetoric has become “extremely loud and incredibly close”.  It is, therefore, an excellent time to consider a broader perspective of some seemingly unrelated recent events clouding the bipartisan horizon like swarms of … Continue reading

Posted in ATF Scandal, Drug Cartels, The ELECTION

Let’s Get Real: Mexico is not the only country crippled by graft and corruption

Today’s article by Randal C. Archibold in the New York Times describing one of the worst cases of corruption in the Mexican army is, at best, extremely alarming.  This especially is the case because it is this same institution charged … Continue reading

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The Transboundary Agreement Is Not Just About the Cost of Gas and the Environment: Ixtoc I, National Security and Terrorists

Not so long time ago when gas at the pump was less than a dollar, a long forgotten offshore oilrig called Ixtoc I sprang a big leak in Mexico.  The obscure rig lay in the southern quadrant of the Gulf … Continue reading

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